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37th Air Division
USAF 37th Air Division Crest.jpg
Emblem of the 37th Air Division
Active 1951-1969
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Command and Control
Part of Air Defense Command

The 37th Air Division (37th AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command, being stationed at Goose Bay AS, Labrador, Canada It was inactivated on 30 June 1970.





  • Established as 37 Air Division, and organized, on 10 October 1951
Discontinued on 28 May 1952
  • Redesignated 37 Air Division (Defense) on 3 May 1955
Activated on 8 September 1955
Inactivated on 1 April 1959
  • Redesignated 37 Air Division, and activated, on 20 January 1966
Organized on 1 April 1966 by redesignation of Goose Air Defense Sector
Inactivated on 30 June 1970.




Air Force


Truax Field, Wisconsin
Duluth Airport, Minnesota
K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan


Detached for service in Japan (Korean War): 10 October 1951-c. 15 May 1952
Chennault AFB, Louisiana
Detached for service in Japan (Korean War): 10 October 1951-17 March 1952
Lockbourne AFB, Ohio
O'Hare International Airport, Illinois
Reassigned From: 26th Air Division
New Castle Airport, Delaware


Bergstrom AFB, Texas (Not equipped or manned)

Operational History

The division administered, trained, and supported all assigned and attached units, ensuring that these forces were in a maximum state of readiness. In meeting its commitments the 37th participated in numerous live and simulated exercises. Initially, its defense area included parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana from 1951–1959. In April 1966, the 37th activated at Goose Air Base, Labrador, Canada, and assumed responsibility for the air defense of northeastern Canada until June 1970.


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.

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